Rescue Diver Course Review

I remember way back in 2007 when I got my open water dive certification, looking at the hierarchy of dive courses and thinking, “I have absolutely zero interest in becoming a rescue diver. I just want to dive for fun.” Flash forward ten years and here I am, a newly certified rescue diver. In a…

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My Next Trip to Cuba – Jardines de la Reina

You may not want to read this post, Mom. Really, it will only make you worry. . . . Okay, don’t say I didn’t warn you. . . . The ten days I spent in Cuba were amazing and went better than I could have hoped in so many ways. I really wanted to see…

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Diving the Edmonds Underwater Park

A few weeks ago, my friend Marissa over at Postcards to Seattle and I got Nitrox certified. It’s something I’ve been interested in doing for awhile since being able to use Enriched Air allows you to dive for longer and you’re less likely to feel fatigued when you’re done. Plus, the course only takes a…

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Under the Sea at Night

Before I tell you about our night dive, I want to apologize for the blurriness of most of these photos. It’s extremely hard to juggle a camera and flashlight while swimming underwater. But the amazing undersea life is just too awesome not to share! We head out to our dive site right at sunset. It’s actually…

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Diving Mary’s Place

As I mentioned in my post about Prince Albert Wreck, Mary’s Place is one of the dives I most want to do on this trip. So I’m thrilled when Emma meets a bartender at Sundowner’s who also happens to be a dive master at Barefoot Divers, the shop closest to these dives. He offers to extend…

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It’s Time for Turtles!

Today’s post is all about the turtles! I don’t really know why I find these guys so appealing, but any time I see one while diving, I just want to swim along with it, wherever it may go. We see turtles on four of our dives. Below is a selection of my favorite photos. There…

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Wreck Diving – Spooky or Intriguing?

You better check yourself before you wreck yourself! Yes, I think I’m hilarious. Today I’m sharing photos from our wreck dives. We end up diving 2 wrecks in Roatan – El Aguila and Prince Albert. During my planning for this trip, I read through 100 Diving Sites: Underwater Paradises Around the Globe for any recommendations of must-see dive…

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Diving Roatan’s Spectacular Reefs

It’s time to dive under the sea! I’ve been undecided on how to share photos taken on 10 different dives with you. I have nearly two-thousand pictures split between my trusty GoPro and my new Canon D30 waterproof camera. Our dive master Fernando, called me the paparazzi. Yep, I sneakily stalk fish and other sea creatures in…

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Snorkeling the Silfra Fissure

I’m going to try to not inundate you with too many photos in this post, but it’s going to be hard. I photographed nearly every inch of the Silfra Fissure and choosing which ones to share is a little like choosing between my children. You know, if I had children. Maybe dogs would be more…

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Diving At Mnemba Island

Before I tell you about my diving experience here at Mnemba Island, I want to explain the camera I used for these pictures.  This is very exciting for me because I’ve always had poor luck with underwater cameras, and right before I left, I acquired a GoPro HERO4 Silver. I also added a red filter for…

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